Heather Havrilesky on marriage:
Marriage is like an inflamed bunion. It requires a lot of care and attention, but all it does is make you itch and wince in return. You can never get away from it, but you can’t touch it as often as you want to, either. You’re not supposed to ignore it, but if you look too closely at it, it’ll only make you nervous. The pain and the inflammation might be uncomfortable, but that’s what tells you it’s healing! Either that, or a deadly infection is coursing throughout your entire body, poised and ready to kill you.